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Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike Review
The Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike is a modern, aesthetically pleasing piece of fitness equipment that comes equipped with a direct drive resistance system, adjustable seat and handlebars, an emergency stop brake system and more. While it suffers from a few problems, particularly in its comfort, the Phoenix 98623 is a welcome addition to the mid-priced exercise bike range.
Direct Drive Resistance System
The Direct Drive Resistance System allows you to pedal in both a forward and backward motion. You can use the quick-stop brake which can be found on the handlebars to achieve this, so you can vary your exercise routine and stop it from being so monotonous. The quick stop brake also allows you to stop immediately in case of an emergency.
Adjustment Tension Knob
The tension knob allows you to adjust the intensity of your workout, so you can work out at an intensity that is in line with your goals.
With some exercise bikes you have to frantically turn the knob many times to adjust the level of resistance, which can interrupt your workout. Fortunately, with the Phoenix 98623, you just have to give the knob a couple of quick turns.
Typically, when you are looking to purchase an exercise bike you want one that comes with a heavy flywheel, as it leads to a more enjoyable workout experience in terms of your cycling motion and the noise the machine makes as you work out.
Fortunately, the 39.6 lb balanced flywheel and heat-treated axle on the Phoenix 98623 are both smooth and quiet when in operation, and unlike road bikes, the flywheel does not continue to spin if the rider stops pedaling. It is also able to provide some much needed balance when you are undertaking more intense workouts, such as a hill ride.
Adjustable Seat & Handlebars
Both the seat and handlebars are fully adjustable. The seat has been designed for easy movement – horizontally and vertically- so you can find a comfortable fit. The handlebars can be moved both forwards and backwards, again, providing you with a fit that works for you. Both the seat and handlebars are also padded with dense foam, further enhancing comfort.
There is no need to break your back as you try to move this 113 lb Phoenix 98623, as two small wheels can be found on the front for easy transportation.
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Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike Review by Users :
Since its release, consumers have found a lot to like, with many praising the sturdiness and built quality of the bike, as well as the effectiveness of the workout and smooth pedaling motion. However, a few users have complained about the seat, and others have ran into a problem with the handlebars.
There isn’t much to complain about. Some users have found the seat to be a little on the uncomfortable side, but not any more uncomfortable than the seats found on other exercise bikes in this price range. If comfort becomes an issue for you, you can purchase a gel seat cover for around $15-20.
Anything Else You Should Know?
All you need to know is that the Phoenix 98623 offers all the functions and features that you could want from an exercise bike, at an affordable price. There are a few comfort issues but the durability, stability and overall quality make up for it.